Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Give Up ?
Sometimes I just feel like giving up. No matter how hard I try, regardless of how much effort I put in to defending my heritage my one voice is drown out by ten others.
It seems sometimes that the truth is secondary to political correctness.
Constantly being battered and refuted by scholars with all kinds of diplomas of higher education, researchers, historians, people that sit on advisory commissions and do TV and radio interviews, constantly bombarding the public with the results of their research. Their expertise, unwilling, unbending, unwavering, steadfast in the notion that only they are correct, and I am just a radical faction who doesn’t matter. I and many like me are painted as lost causers, neo-confederates who keep their Friday Night Sheets in the back of the closet. We are racist, Confederate Taliban, Flying the flag of the KKK.
I get so frustrated and overwhelmed I want to say “The Hell with it let somebody else carry the colors, let someone else fight the battle, I’m sick of it”!
And then I read a story like the one about, Mr. Perry Thrasher, A Korean War Veteran who is in the VA hospital in Memphis Tennessee. Mr. Thrasher had a small confederate flag displayed in his room. His Grand Father was a Confederate Veteran. One of the staff was offended by his flag and he was forced to remove it!
Now I am offended! Here we have a man with a spinal injury who has been a long term resident at the hospital. He served his country with honor! And now one of the little pleasures he has in life has been taken away! Why? Because someone who has listened to the Historians is offended!
I’m asking for everyone’s help with this. I am sending him a post card with Robert E Lee on it and some confederate money. I am not sending anything with the battle flag. Rules are rules and the only flag allowed in the hospital is Old Glory. (So they say)
PLEASE everyone send Mr. Thrasher something Confederate, a card, a picture, anything you can think of. A picture of Lee, Jackson, President Davis, a confederate soldier or sailor. A picture of the CSS Virginia, anything you can think of. But NO FLAGS, lets play by the rules.
Don’t let Joe do it! You do it! Quit waiting for someone else to do the job. It won’t take much. A picture, an envelope and a stamp.
Mr Perry Thrasher
C/O VA Medical Center
1030 Jefferson Ave
Memphis TN. 38104.